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Teen auctions her virginity for an iPhone 8

Teen auctions her virginity for an iPhone 8

October 17, 2017 0

    A teenage girl in China who claimed to be auctioning off her virginity in return for an iPhone 8 was taught a terrifying lesson. The 17-year-old is reported to have posted her

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Japanese woman dies from overwork after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Japanese woman dies from overwork after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

October 5, 2017 0

    Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old employee of the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, had been caused by overwork.

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Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford

Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford

October 4, 2017 0

    An honour bestowed on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi by the city of Oxford has been withdrawn as a reaction to her perceived inadequate response to the plight of Rohingya Muslims

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Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar’s assurances on going home

Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar’s assurances on going home

October 3, 2017 0

    Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh were sceptical on Tuesday about their chances of ever going home to Myanmar, even though the government there has given an assurance it would accept people verified as

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More than 60 Rohingya feared drowned as US steps up pressure on Myanmar

More than 60 Rohingya feared drowned as US steps up pressure on Myanmar

September 29, 2017 0

    More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency.

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Thai former PM Yingluck gets 5 year jail term for negligence

Thai former PM Yingluck gets 5 year jail term for negligence

September 27, 2017 0

    Thailand’s ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday after the country’s highest court found her guilty of negligence in the management of a rice subsidy

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6,000 Rohingya orphan children to be rehabilitated

6,000 Rohingya orphan children to be rehabilitated

September 26, 2017 0

    State Minister for Social Welfare Ministry Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Tuesday said that the government will rehabilitate some 6,000 Rohingya orphan children after giving them field card. The junior minister came up with

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Aung San Suu Kyi advised by UN to to meet Rohingyas in Rakhine as well as Cox’s Bazar

Aung San Suu Kyi advised by UN to to meet Rohingyas in Rakhine as well as Cox’s Bazar

September 26, 2017 0

    Seven UN experts have joined together to call on the government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community and asked State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to

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What would a Hydrogen Bomb do to the Pacific Ocean

What would a Hydrogen Bomb do to the Pacific Ocean

September 23, 2017 0

    The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said his government

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Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar’s Rohingya

September 23, 2017 0

    Htun Aung Kyaw, secretary general of the Arakan National Party, gestures during an interview at the party’s headquarters in Sittwe, Myanmar September 20, 2017. Reuters Sittwe, Myanmar: Relief agencies struggling to reach

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